Multilevel inverters which have a high number of components. This is a subject of increasing importance I high-power inverters. Advantages of this multilevel approach include good power quality, good electromagnetic compatibility (EMC), low switching losses, and high voltage capability. The main disadvantages of this technique are that a larger number of switching semiconductors are required for lower-voltage systems and the small voltage steps must be supplied on the dc side either by a capacitor bank or isolated voltage sources. The proposed topology significantly reduces the number of dc voltage sources, switches, IGBTs, and power diodes as the number of output voltage levels increases. The analytical analyses of the power losses of the proposed converter are also presented. The operation and performance of
the proposed multilevel converter have been evaluated with the experimental results of a single-phase 125-level prototype converter.